Earlier this week I bought half a dozen different bottles from Marks and Spencer’s range of British beers.
I poured one tonight, and thought: Why not a beer odyssey, travelling the UK county by county and pint by pint?
So here’s the first step and sip on that journey.
What is it called? Cornish Ale.
Who made it? St Austell’s Brewery.
What is it? It’s a bottle conditioned ale using locally grown Cornish gold malt. A special kilning process develops a deep bronze colour.
Brewer says: “Sweet, lightly nutty malt balanced with zesty orange and spicy aromas from the hops.”
I say: Citrusy and grapefruit tastes, but with a (not unpleasant) slightly metallic aftertang.
Food combination: According to M&S, it should go very nicely with a cottage pie or fisherman’s pie.